Archive for the 'People' Category

Christy Morgan

August 1, 2018

August begins great – meeting Christy Morgan, the author of “With Love from Bratislava” and having finally her book (for now available at Amazon). Moving to a new country has its challenges, so as a new comer here, fascinated by Bratislava, I can’t wait to start reading Christy’s story. Stay tuned, will write below more when I reach the final page. With love from Bratislava for now!

Christy Morgan,”With Love from Bratislava”

5 August 2018 update: 5 days later, I finished reading Christy’s book – an amazing personal story about not putting one’s dreams on hold and the challenges faced when uprooting to a new country. New beginnings! New challenges!

 

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Sweetie

July 6, 2018

Sweet people do sweet things. When the heart and mind are in sync, the result is lovely and delicious. Nadya Hristova’s passion to make and decorate cakes and cookies is a never ending inspiration for herself and others. Nadilandia

Directions

May 1, 2018

Dimitar Pishev

Stephan Komanadarev’s “Directions” (2017) movie tells the stories of six taxi drivers and their passengers, as they move through the night, each in hope of finding a brighter way forward.

A debut role in the movie for the young talent Dimitar Pishev. A master of ceremony, musician or actor, the stage is obviously his place.

“Directions” gives an excellent “diagnosis” of the contemporary Bulgarian society. To Cannes Film Festival review >>>

Bratislava note books

February 6, 2018

Katerina Bezgachina

An elegant and useful blog about musical events in Bratislava and in the wider world: Bratislava note books.

The blog is bi-lingual, written in Russian and English, by an art connoisseur – Katerina Bezgachina.

In Victor Hugo’s words: “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.”

Bratislava note books – Words and sounds. Texts on music.

Be Free Tours Bratislava

January 14, 2018

What makes a city even more charming on a freezing winter day is when you walk through it with a charming and knowledgeable guide – in my case this was Lucia Ertlova from Be Free Tours Bratislava.

Getting to know the history and sights of any place is great, but getting to know the people is even greater. It was an amazing walking adventure. Can’t wait to do more such tours around this fascinating city of many faces. Big thanks, Lucia! Big thanks, Bratislava! Ďakujem!

Digital Painting

November 14, 2017

In a digital age, art can also be fascinatingly digital.  Some people, whatever they do, they do it, so that it lasts and inspires.

Boyka Bakardjieva – the brain and bone of ING Online Banking, now has a digital painting hobby. She discovered Leonid Afremov art some three years ago and in her words: “I was fully enchanted by his incredible explosion of colours”. That is when her painting hobby started – painting replicas of his works and of other painters.

Leonid’s “Fiesta of Birches” and Boyka’s touch with the woman and dog are fascinating. Best of luck, Boyka!

Boyka Bakardjieva – digital painting